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Infants at Low Risk for Serious Bacterial Infection 

Infants at Low Risk for Serious Bacterial Infection
Infants at Low Risk for Serious Bacterial Infection

Ashaunta Anderson

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date: 22 November 2019

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in pediatric infectious disease. Can screening criteria be used to identify infants at low risk for serious bacterial infection? Starting with that question, it describes the basics of the study, including funding, study location, who was studied, how many patients, study design, study intervention, follow-up, endpoints, results, and criticism and limitations. The study concluded that febrile infants younger than 3 months with no history of medical problems; no evident soft tissue, skeletal, or ear infection; and who have normal white blood cell and band counts, and normal urinalyses, are at low risk for serious bacterial infection, and most will recover uneventfully. The chapter briefly reviews other relevant studies and information, and concludes with a relevant clinical case.

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